August 22, 2009


Hi all!!! WHOOHOO!!! It's time for Scrap and Stamp Saturday!!! We had some wonderful entries last week and I was thrilled to see some new names - what talent there is out there!! This weeks theme is to create a layout about any holiday EXCEPT Christmas....yep, we are saving THAT holiday for later *wink* And, make sure you include at least one stamped image on your layout to be included in the drawing at the end of the week for some fabulous blog candy. How do I know it's fabulous???? Well, because I put it together - LOL! That's right, our sponsor for this week has actually moved to another week and so I am sponsoring. Want to see what's up for grabs? Well, get on over to Scrap and Stamp Saturday and check it out - it's a fun goodie package that I think you will ALL like *wink* I think the design team had Halloween on their minds since a lot of us(including me) did that holiday. It is such a fun holiday to scrap and I had new stamps so I just had to play. I did a double layout about Halloween that is from a few years back and let me tell you, it is one of my favorite ones that I look back on because we had such a good time with all the kids and parents getting together and walking all over the community together. And, the kids were great and all looked great with their costumes on!!! Such a great night and wonderful memory - isn't that what scrappin' is all about?? So, make sure you head on over to the SSS site to check out the fabulous creations the Design Team did this week - they are amazingly talented ladies and I just love working with them every week!! Make sure you make time for the challenge this week - there is some wonderful candy up for grabs and it's a wonderful way to get your scrap on!!! Come on, let's see what you've got!!!

August 20, 2009


Hi all!! This will be a quick post but I wanted to share my dress card I made using the template cards at Paper Popsicles. I love these templates...this is the first one I have made and I am hooked!! I made this one for a friend who is having a baby soon - I did not put anything on the front so that if she wants, she can add it to a scrapbook layout! I had such fun making this!! The two designer paper sets I used were Pink Flamingo and Tea Party which I love because of all the fun designs they have. And, since I am using this for the Cuttlebug Challenge this week, I embossed the bottom of the skirt with my new Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder as well as on the sleeves. I love that SU! came out with these really pretty embossing folders (I don't have a cuttlebug so I had to use my sizzix) and I was excited with how well they show up after I added some chalk! I have not used my chalks in awhile so it was nice to break them out again - they really do add a lot to a project!! Now, I have to scoot, so have a wonderful day and I will be back tomorrow with the promised Halloween projects! Toodles!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless noted)
Paper - Whisper White card stock, Tea Party and Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper Packs
Inks - SU! chalks
Stamps - none
Accessories - Rose Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, kaiser krafts pearls, Petals-a-Plenty sizzix embossing folder, dress template from PP

August 19, 2009


Happy Hump Day all!!! Whew - almost through another week, lol!!! I have a cute little image to share today....another digi image from Paper Popsicles!! This one is two little birdies, aren't they cute? I have to say, I never thought I would like digi stamps, but I am hooked on these!! And, every Friday, they give one away FREE!!! I got this one free last week so decided I just had to play with it!! And, it goes soooo well with this American Craft paper too, heehee!!! I had fun coloring these little cuties and I also embossed and added some Iridescent Ice to their wings, the leaves, and the hearts - everyone needs a little bling in their life, right?! So much fun!!! Here is a close-up so you can see the embossing. I have to scoot off to work, but wanted to share something today so that tonight I can do some blurfing of my own *wink* Thanks for stopping by!! Smooches!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless noted)
Paper - Ruby Red, Baha Breeze, Green Galore, Crushed Curry card stock, American Craft dsp
Inks - Stampin' Write Markers (Ruby Red, Regal Rose, Green Galore, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel)
Stamps - Birdies by Cheeky Radishes and only available at Paper Popsicles
Accessories - Green Galore narrow grosgrain ribbon, small and large oval punches, three heart punch, photo corners punch, Scalloped heart punches(marvy)

August 18, 2009


Hi All!!! Well, I just want you to know that I had an absolutely FABULOUS weekend with my dh in San Francisco and loved EVERY minute of seeing Wicked!!! It was an amazing show and I already want to go and see it again and take my daughter, who I know would just love it. I really needed the break and the time with Tony, it was absolutely worth every moment to have that time with him. I came back feeling refreshed and not so overwhelmed with everything going on AND even had some time to stamp and scrapbook *wink* So, today I am sharing with you a card I made using a new digi image from Paper Popsicles - they have the cutest digi stamps and I have become addicted to them!! Go over and check them out, they are amazing, and Melissa sends them straight to your email almost immediately so you can start playing right away. This one is called Rainy Day Elizabeth- isn't she a cutie? I paired her with the new American Crafts paper - I just love those galoshes, they are adorable!!!! I had fun coloring little Elizabeth, and I am pleased with how this one turned out!!! I have lots more that I have to share with you this week including some really cute projects that I am doing at a workshop next week!! Yep, I have three workshops booked over the next three weeks and some in September as well - I have really missed all my stampers and I am so pleased that they have been so patient and understanding!! Some fun Halloween stuff is coming your way so stay tuned tomorrow!! Thanks for stopping by, I love ya for it!!!
Card Recipe: (all things SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Ruby Red card stock, American Crafts dsp
Inks - Ruby Red, Gable Green, Crushed Curry, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Ink markers
Stamps - Rainy Day Elizabeth from Paper Popsicles
Accessories - Baha Breeze Corduroy buttons, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Crushed Curry Polka Dot ribbon, Designer Border Punch by ms